I got an email from my wife with a link to a JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank
being sold on Amazon. She had a single question: Is this real?
I think most of the reviews of the product are tongue-in-cheek, but the Badonkadonk itself does seem to be real. Methodshop.com
sheds some light on this curious product:
The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser (ba-donk-a-donk) is a custom made tank that looks like it was modeled after Jabba the Hut's Sail Barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Nicknamed the "Donk," the JL421 Land Cruiser made its debut in 2002 at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, and has since made numerous appearances as a support vehicle for the Stanford University Marching Band.
Apparently the Badonkadonk was dreamed up by two Stanford University Band drummers, Neal Ormond and Frank Pollock. It's built by NAO Design, and each one is custom made. There's even an option to have flame-throwers installed on it. Owning one will set you back about $20,000. But don't expect to drive it around town. It's not licensed for use on public roads.
Why it's called a Badonkadonk is a bit of a mystery. According to Wikipedia
, Badonkadonk is "a slang term for a woman's buttocks that are voluptuously large and firm."